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Dr. Charles Davant

Family Medicine
Blowing Rock, NC
51 years experience male

Locations

Blowing Rock Medical Clinic, PA

Blowing Rock, NC

Address

366 Chestnut Drive, Blowing Rock, NC, US
Directions

My office hours

Saturday: 9:00am - 12pm
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Fax

8282954388

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Office

Blowing Rock, NC

About

Specialties
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Family Medicine

family Medicine

Internal Medicine - geriatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

366 Answers
107 Agrees
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Say what?: An ekg and ECG are the same thing. Why did you have the first (new t wave changes implies you had an older one). Then why another one. Are you athleti... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Yes: Dental infections can cause both swollen lymph glands or even infections in the soft tissues of the neck.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
PT=Preg test?: If you mean pregnancy test the answer is usually if positive, sometimes a false negative.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Why is it 2.2: Lots of causes. Could mean kidney disease, med side effect, several other things. You'd lower it by correcting correctable causes, if there are any.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
You might regret it: You should be on a low-fat diet when you use alli. If you take it with a fatty meal all the fat will pass through and you might wind up with an accide... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Physical therapy: At 44 year you're not likely to be changing anything short of surgery, physical therapy might make you more comfortable if it bothers you.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Probably: But you should see a doctor anyway. Headaches can last for weeks after a concussion, sometimes, but i'd get checked anyway.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
It shouldn't change.: You still ovulate, but only the eggs from the remaining ovary have a tube to go down.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
He's probably right: If he doesn't think you need to have a pilonidal cyst excised it will probably heal. If it wasn't draining, the secretions would accumulate and you'd ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
? Seizures: Some people with lupus have neurological symptoms and/or seizures. But some of the medications used to treat sle can have funny side effects. It would... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Sure can: Depends on how low it was--and it can cause muscle weakness, spasm, heart issues as well. Usually needs to be below 3.0 to get your doctor excited.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Waste of time: Gallbladders empty whenever you eat, at least partially. Nothing will "cleanse" your gallbladder--stones mostly stay put and there are no toxins build... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Time for lunch: Your gallbladder naturally fills with bile until you eat something, then it empties the bile into your upper intestine to digest the fats. If it's not... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
By looking: Warts are, well, warty. They feel harder and thicker than normal skin and they will probably have a flat base. Skin tags look and feel like skin and u... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Fiber: If you want to waste your money on herbal ibs treatments, try to pick some with a lot of fiber. Many herbs are drugs with little if any data to suppor... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Both taste great: They have a lot of minor medical uses but there are better choices for anything they claim to treat.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Pathology: We can sometimes make a pretty good guess just from symptoms and a few tests. But a guess isn't good enough and a firm diagnosis usually involves look... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Too many things: This could be any number of things. You need to see your doc.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Depends: Both strep and viral sore throats are usually better in 5-7 days or less. If you have mono, they can last a lot longer.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Not yet: But research is being done. Keep your fingers crossed.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
You didn't have flu: Folks call everything flu--stomach flu. Real flu is caused only by the influenza virus which is uncommon this time of year. High fever, chills, cough,... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
1-2 days: Flu has a short incubation period. If you don't have it by now, relax.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Smoke? Stop!: If you smoke, you know the answer. Otherwise lots of things to consider. Allergy? Sinus disease. Tonsils? Let you doc check.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
? Restless legs: You may have 'restless leg syndrome'. Google it. Your doc has treatments that may help. Ask him to check muscle enzymes and an iron level.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Hopefully forever: Sinus infections seldom if ever spread to the brain, .
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Work everything else: Depends on where your fracture is. You can still use your arms and other leg and depending on the cast and fracture location you might use the pool. A... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
You don't: I'm not aware of any common antibiotics that affect a pregnancy test.
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Depends: Dementia patients are often reassured by familiar faces and voices. If they are used to seeing you frequently, go sit and visit.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
It varies: Skinny women will show much earlier than those that are fat. Some women go through their entire pregnancy without any one noticing that they're pregn... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Just one time: If you are sure when you are going to ovulate, withholding sex for a couple of days before may increase sperm count and chance of conception.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Home pregnancy te: You should be on birth control anyway. Home pregnancy test should tell you if your pregnant. Good luck.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
About 5 minutes: A properly placed pessary should stay in place immediately.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Probably nothing: The % doesn't mean anything if your total WBC is low--you need to know if the absolute number is high.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Only on your wallet: There are no studies that show that this compound is any better than plain old calcium as far as bone health is concerned.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
PPDs don't hurt: Tuberculosis skin tests only heard if they're positive and very inflamed. They may be red but a negative test for tuberculosis shouldn't hurt at all.... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
See doctor: You can treat yeast infections with over the counter meds, but yeast infections itch and don't smell. You'll need prescription medication.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Antibiotics=diarrhea: You antibiotics will kill both good and bad bacteria in your gut. Some diarrhea is common. Try sticking to liquids for 24 hours. But if things get bad... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Swallowing air ?: If you mean stomach, you may be swallowing air when you eat. If you mean bubbles in your belly or abdomen it could have many different causes.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Tightly sealed?: If it's tightly sealed with no condensation it should be safe--but outdated tetracyclines can cause problems. Don't take too much old stuff too long.
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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Nope: Most teenagers will have pimples. Some bite their fingernails. They are not related.
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
3miles 4 times: A minimum of 3 miles 4 days a week will give you most of the health benefits you are looking for.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Eat more chicken: I actually have the same problem--unless i'm very careful to remove all the little bones from fish one can get stuck and run me crazy. Usually i can c... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Got it backwards: The proteinuria (protein in urine) is there because something is affecting your kidneys. Are you diabetic or just hypertensive? How much protein and f... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Not really: Flonase works for allergies. A very stuffy nose can lead to a sinus infection and Flonase might help prevent that. But studies have shown no benefit f... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Maybe: Older people that stop beta-blockers like Inderal (propranolol) can sometimes trigger a heart attack. A 31 year old woman is unlikely to do that. If i... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
How about a stroke?: Chronic a. Fib patients are at high risk for strokes. Until that happens, you might notice fatigue, palpations, poor exercise tolerance.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Lucky you-you got 2: There is probably a long list of very rare things--but accessory (extra) spleens are not uncommon and most radiologists are comfortable is identifying... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Short answer. NO: With atrial fib you have an irregular pulse that may be normal, fast or slow. You would never have chills or fever or headache from a.Fib. See your do... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Go get checked: The lump is probably your tonsil, but it could be something else. Your doc can probably tell with a look of that's the problem.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
No way: Assume you burn 2500cal a day. That's around 18, 000cal a week. Quit eating entirely for two weeks and you'll burn 36000--or around 10 pounds of fat. ... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Davant is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Davant is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thanks, I've though seizures myself but didn't hear this from my rheumatoid specialist. Getting hard to cope with.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I don't know if I have a fever. I haven't been taking temp. I've be taking a lot of ibuprofen for the pain. Like 1200 mil/day
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This saved my life. Thank You! Thank you so so much been quite worried but might take her to pediatrician this week.Very gratefull thank you again :-)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UNC
Graduated 1972MD

Residency

RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 1975

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Asheville, NC - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Asheville, NC - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Asheville, NC - Winter
2013
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